What To Do With Leftover Yorkshire Pudding?

Whether you had a large family dinner or just a small gettogether, there’s always bound to be some leftover Yorkshire pudding.

So what can you do with it?

Here are a few ideas to help you out.

Freeze it for later use

To freeze your leftover Yorkshires for later use, do the following:

  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and place your leftover Yorkshires on it. Make sure there’s space between them so that they won’t stick together when frozen.
  • Place this tray in the freezer and leave it there until the Yorkshire puddings are frozen.
  • Once frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Label it with the date so you’ll know how long they are good for.

Reheat in your oven or toaster oven:

  • You can also reheat your leftover Yorkshires by following these steps:
  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Place your frozen Yorkshires on the tray and slide it into your oven at 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Leave them in the oven until they are completely heated through.
  • Reheat for about 5 minutes if they were originally baked, or 10 to 15 minutes for those that were deep-fried.

Make a delicious pudding pie

You can also make a delicious pudding pie using your leftover Yorkshire puddings.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Line the bottom of a pie dish with one layer of precooked Yorkshire puddings and top it off with any kind of filling (such as sliced bananas and cream).
  • Repeat this step until the dish is full. Finish off with a Yorkshire pudding on top.
  • Bake in an oven heated to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

Use as stuffing for meat or poultry

You can also use your leftover Yorkshire puddings as stuffing for meat or poultry, such as chicken schnitzels, pork chops, and turkey.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Slice a slab of cooked Yorkshire pudding in half lengthwise. If the bread is too hard, warm it in an oven first.
  • Wrap this in bacon and secure it with a toothpick.
  • Put your Yorkshire pudding roll in the oven at 220 degrees Celsius or 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how cooked you want it to be. You can also fry them if you like.

Create an appetizer with cheese

Your leftover Yorkshire puddings and cheese can also be used to create an appetizer.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Cut a slab of precooked Yorkshire pudding in half lengthwise. If the bread is too hard, warm it in an oven first.
  • Wrap this around your choice of cheese (such as cheddar) and secure it with a toothpick.
  • Put your Yorkshire pudding roll in the oven at 220 degrees Celsius or 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how cooked you want it to be. You can also fry them if you like.

Use as a pizza crust

You can even use your leftover Yorkshire puddings as a pizza crust.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Prepare your favorite pizza dough and let it rise until it doubles in size.
  • Sprinkle flour on the surface where you’ll roll out your dough, and place two Yorkshire pudding halves side by side on top of it so that they overlap at one end. If the bread is too hard, warm it in an oven first.
  • Roll out your dough on top of them until you get a 10inch pizza crust.
  • Bake in an oven heated to 220 degrees Celsius or 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until golden brown. You can also deep fry your Yorkshire pudding pizza if you like.
  • Once done, add your favorite pizza toppings and bake again for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is starting to brown.

Serve as a side dish with meat

You can also serve your leftover Yorkshire puddings as a side dish with any kind of meat such as chicken schnitzels, pork chops, and beef patties.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Soak your Yorkshire pudding in a beaten egg. You can add a tablespoon of water or milk into the bowl as well.
  • Coat the sides generously with breadcrumbs.
  • Put your Yorkshire pudding on a hot frying pan sprayed with cooking oil. Flip it over after a minute or so, once the bread has browned on the bottom.
  • Put another frying pan on top of your Yorkshire pudding to ensure even cooking.
  • Fry for about 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Add to your favorite soup recipe

what to do with leftover yorkshire pudding

Your leftover Yorkshire puddings can also be added to your favorite soup recipe.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Warm up some chicken or beef stock in a pot. You can add some vegetables or meatballs for more flavor, but this is optional.
  • Add two cups of precooked Yorkshire pudding into the pot, and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Transfer to a soup bowl and serve your soup with some bread or crackers on the side.

Mix it into pancake batter for a different breakfast treat

Precooked Yorkshire puddings can be mixed into pancake batter to create a different breakfast treat.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Prepare your favorite pancake batter recipe, although premade will work as well.
  • Add two cups of precooked Yorkshire pudding into the bowl and mix until it is well blended.
  • Cook your pancakes in a frying pan on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes per side, depending on how well cooked you want them.

Make Yorkshire pudding popovers

Precooked Yorkshire puddings can also be turned into Yorkshire pudding popovers with minimal effort.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Separate out the egg whites and yolks. Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  • Add one tablespoon of water to your egg yolks and whisk it thoroughly. Add another tablespoon of water, and whisk again until it is all well blended.
  • Fold the egg white mixture into your egg mixture, one third at a time.
  • Spoon the mixture into your precooked Yorkshire pudding cups and bake in an oven heated to 220 degrees Celsius or 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes, depending on how cooked you want it to be.

Make a breakfast sandwich

  • Add your favorite breakfast ingredients such as lettuce, bacon, cheese, and fried egg.
  • Place the top half of the Yorkshire pudding onto the bottom half and serve with some ketchup and hot sauce on the side.

Use as a burger bun

Precooked Yorkshire puddings can also be used as a burger bun. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Cook your burger patty according to your favorite recipe. You can add a tablespoon of water or milk into the bowl as well.
  • Add a slice of cheese to each side of the patty and allow it to melt, then remove from the heat. This will also help ensure that your patty doesn’t fall apart.
  • Place your precooked Yorkshire pudding on top of the cheese and patty, then serve with some lettuce, tomato, and ketchup on the side.

Use to make a delicious trifle dessert

  • Beat some cream until it forms stiff peaks, and set it aside.
  • Mix together your favorite trifle ingredients such as custard or pudding, fruit preserves of choice, cake chunks or cookies, and fresh berries into a bowl. If you want to add jelly cubes along with the cake chunks, this will be even more delicious.
  • Add your cream into the bowl and fold it in using a whisk or spatula.
  • Transfer your trifle mixture into individual serving cups, if desired. You can also play around with the layers to ensure that each bite is delicious.

Conclusion

Yorkshire pudding is a delicious dessert that can be used in many different ways.

Whether you want to make it into popovers, add it to your favorite soup recipe, or eat it plain with some hot sauce and ketchup Yorkshire pudding has something for everyone.

If you’re looking for more ideas on how to use precooked Yorkshire puddings, let me know.

Further reading:

Calories in Yorkshire pudding – Spark Recipes

The Best Yorkshire Pudding Recipe – Serious Eats

Mariana Rouco

Mariana Rouco is the editor-in-chief of Elpasony.com. She loves traveling and writing about foods and cooking in general. She has a degree from the New England Culinary Institute and enjoys Mexican, Italian, and Chinese cuisines the most.

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